Alta Pavina

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2008

Lovely stuff. Orange peel, apricot, corn and lemon oil. Dry finish with limestone. Unusual and delicious. — 15 days ago

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R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Popped and poured into a porron. The ultimate baller birthday move. The 2010 Rosado pours a rose gold color; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. Some slight signs of sediment in the bottle. On the nose the wine is developing with notes of red cherry, blood orange, grapefruit, apricot, nuts, dried flowers and just a hint of lightly toasted coconut. On the palate, the wine is dry with low tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long with remarkable, creamy texture and substantial (but not overbearing) weight. To my palate, this has hardly aged since my last experience in 2021. If anything, it has only gained in character and significance. World class is every sense of the term. Drink now through 2035. Thank you for the birthday bottle Matt! — a month ago

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La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2016

La Rioja Alta, “Viña Ardanza” Rioja Reserva, 2016 🇪🇸
🍇Tempranillo 80%, Garnacha 20%
😋 Cherries and dried red fruits, vanilla, leather, and spice.
🕰️The term 'Reserva' on the label indicates this Spanish wine was aged for a minimum of 3 years, with at least 1 year spent in the barrel.
✅ Pretty bold with a clean acidity, this🍷tastes great now but could also age for a few more years.
— 15 days ago

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

An oak, a leather & earthy. Almost without fruit. Very good, great acidity. — 6 days ago

Bodega Catena Zapata

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2020

Blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon & 8% Cabernet Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits, cacao, sweet spice and herb notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and black plum with cacao, vanilla, black pepper and earthy notes. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, sweet spice and earthy mineral character. Nice! — 22 days ago

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Bodegas LAN

Reserva Culmen Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

The best rioja we’ve ever tried! 2015 vintage is a marvel. — 21 days ago

Cusumano

Alta Mora Etna Bianco Carricante 2021

Medium lemon color with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with floral blossoms. On the palate flavors of ripe apple, apricot and lemon zest, crisp acidity, long finish ending with wet stone minerality. Can benefit from short-term aging, Nice! — 2 months ago

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La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2010

Medium deep ruby garnet core , with garnet terracotta rim . Lots of dry spice , clove , cinnamon , with strawberry and cherry jam . On the palate spiced raspberry and strawberry , slightly earthy , porcini note , with nice balancing fresh acidity and suave velvety tannins , balanced alcohol . Good refreshing vanilla tinged finish . With more time , there is a mineral , stony note on the finish . Within its drinking window , but with lots to show over the next 7-15 years — a month ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2001

Decanted for 4 hours and it was singing. From a magnum — 7 days ago

Douglas, David and 9 others liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2009

Crazy to say but…too young! Balanced and dark but has yet to develop the spice rack subtleness and tannins can still evolve further — a month ago

Tom, LM and 2 others liked this